In the arsenal of the present mistress there are many adaptations which render appreciable advantage in the course of cooking or at storage of products. Food paper is one of the most versatile "helpers".
What is food paper?
Food paper is a material made only from natural fibers - cellulose. Due to this, without any concerns, such paper can be used for packaging food products, in particular baking, butter, meat semi-finished products or curd products for placement in a refrigerator or freezer. It is also called parchment.
In favor of using paper for food say the advantages of this product, namely:
- environmental friendliness and non-toxicity;
- moisture, grease and airtightness;
Thus, food packaging paper allows products to "breathe", but there is no evaporation of moisture and air. In addition, the food in parchment does not acquire extraneous tastes or smells. What is not analogous to the popular food film today? In addition, food paper is much cheaper. By the way, for storage on the package it's easy to write, for example, the start date of storage.
In addition, food paper, or parchment, can be used as a protective layer for a baking dish or baking sheet. Heat resistant material can withstand high temperatures up to 230 degrees in the oven, while washing forms is much easier.
What kind of food paper?
Today, the industry offers a considerable assortment. The wrapping food paper differs mainly in density. On sale there are products with an indicator from 40 to 200 g / m2up2. The higher the density of parchment, the higher the cost of the roll.
For industrial purposes, food paper is additionally treated with sulfuric acid to improve strength. Especially for baking purposes parchment with silicone impregnation is made. Before baking, this paper does not need to be oiled to avoid burning.